The Lagos Police have finally arrested the General Overseer of the Holy Family Ministry, a.k.a House Of Mercy, located in Ogolonto area of Ikorodu, Lagos, Pastor Ernest Nwankwo, who alleged to have sent one of his church member to kidnap a boy for ritual purpose last week.
Pastor Ernest is currently cooling his heels at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, Lagos.
The pastor, 50, is from Nsugbe, Anambra East LGA of Anambra State, Nigeria.
It was reported last week that a ritualist’s den was uncovered in a building owned by Pastor Ernest, with at about eight victims said to have been kidnapped from different parts of the nation, rescued.
The den was actually uncovered following the arrest of Mrs. Rosemary Chukwu, who hid a 7-year-old boy inside a box. She confessed to have abducted the boy on the instruction of her Pastor (Ernest N.) for ritual purpose.
Although details of how the Pastor was arrested were still very sketchy at press time but it was gathered that he was arrested around Ebute Metta yesterday.